Deputy Drip and Electra, characters from the Florida Public Service Commission’s (PSC) popular Get Wise and Conserve Florida! publication, today helped students learn that energy and water conservation make sense on Earth Day and every day. Participating in Earth Day at the Capitol, the PSC joined the Department of Environmental Protection, other state agencies, and local organizations and businesses to raise resource conservation awareness.
“Each year, Earth Day reminds students and adults alike that we all need to be more conscious of the impact of our daily habits,” said PSC Chairman Ronald A. Brisé. “Simple changes can go a long way toward helping reduce waste and conserve resources.”
The PSC’s Deputy Drip and Electra suggest making conservation a family affair by tracking each member’s energy saving activities. Then establish individual weekly rewards and celebrate with a monthly family night by enjoying a home movie, favorite meal, or special dessert. Some family conservation activities to track can include:
- Turning the water off when hand-washing dishes or brushing teeth.
- Taking showers instead of baths.
- Washing only full loads of dishes and clothes.
- Turning off the lights, ceiling fan, and computer when leaving a room.
- Changing incandescent bulbs to lower energy LEDs or CFLs.
For more family-friendly conservation information, visit the PSC’s interactive Conservation House or download the Get Wise and Conserve Florida! brochure and other conservation publications on the PSC’s Web site at http://www.floridapsc.com/Publications/ConsumerBrochures.
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